The Montgomerie Course at the Carton House Golf Club, located in County Kildare about 15 miles from Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, is once again the host this year’s Irish Open, June 27th-30th. It previously hosted the event when Stephen Dodd won in 2005 and Thomas Bjørn won 2006. The Irish Open proudly enjoys one of the largest galleries on the European Tour. For more details about the Irish Open visit the European Tour’s website.
Situated on 1,100 acres, the Carton House is a beautiful, restored historic mansion which has turned into one of Ireland’s many luxury destinations, among The Westin Dublin, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, The K Club, Mount Juliet Hotel, and Sheen Falls Lodge. The Carton House dates back 8 centuries, but was remodeled in 1815 and after many changes in ownership, currently is owned by Lee and Mary Mallaghan. It has been the site of many films, including Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon in 1975 and The Big Red One in 1980 and is even home to the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Rugby Team’s training camp.
The hotel boasts its splendor by offering 165 luxury rooms, many onsite attractions, and venues for your every occasion. You’ll find gastronomic cuisine at all 5 dining venues, and especially at the award-winning Linden Tree Restaurant. With so much land comes many outdoor activities from tennis to nature trails and cycling to year-round trout fishing on the Blue Ribbon Rivers. Be sure to pamper yourself in the tranquility of the Carton Spa and don’t forget to check out Shell Cottage, a favorite of many famed such as Queen Victoria and Princess Grace of Monaco, which is located on the 16h hole of the Montgomerie Course.
Looking to play some great golf courses? Within one hour of Dublin you’ll find Portmarnock, Bernard Langer’s Portmarnock Links, the K Club, The Island, Druid’s Glen, and Co. Louth. And being a mere 20 minutes away from Dublin, check out the Top 10 Things to Do in Dublin, Ireland.
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